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The Daily Show reports: “Wall Street is mad as hell and they’re not going to take it anymore — unless by “it” you mean $2 trillion in their own bail-out money.”
Also, note the way that the stock market tends to plummet every time CNBC’s team of “expert” commentators issue an optimistic prediction about the market’s general direction. As Jon Stewart noted, “If I’d only listened to CNBC’s advice, I’d have $1 million today — if I’d started with $100 million.”
More from Ken Silverstein:
Perspective — October 23, 2013, 8:00 am
How pro-oil Louisiana politicians have shaped American environmental policy
Postcard — October 16, 2013, 8:00 am
A trip to one of the properties at issue in Louisiana’s oil-pollution lawsuits
Percentage increase in the annual number of polio cases in Pakistan since 2005:
A bowl of 4,000-year-old noodles was found in northwestern China; and a spokesman for the Chinese Academy of Sciences said that “this is the earliest empirical evidence of noodles ever found.”
A federal judge sentenced the journalist Barrett Brown to 63 months in prison for sharing a link to information stolen from the private-intelligence firm Stratfor by a hacker in 2011. “Good news!” Brown said in a statement. “They’re now going to send me to investigate the prison-industrial complex.”
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